Monday, 3 March 2008

Fickle? Moi?



Hope you all had a good weekend. My weekend felt like it started on Friday when I met up with Emma for a long planned coffee and chat. Well, I say coffee and chat but that is slightly misleading as that would imply a quick cup and a few minutes talking. Ours was more of a three hours huddled round a table non-stop chatting affair. It was great, lovely to catch up on all of Emma's very exciting news, she has so much planned for this year, I could have stayed all day. My news seemed very humdrum in comparison. All this talking and we only spent five minutes planning our ongoing fantasy dream venture, a lavender farm on the Downs, oops was that a secret Emma?!!



We briefly came up for air halfway through when Emma gave me this beautiful corsage, isn't it lovely? Thank you Emma, it's pinned on to my green coat and it looks beautiful. Gorgeous mossy green knit and check fabric with soft lemon centre, really pretty. And Emma if you're listening M and the girls are up for that walk!



Those of you who read my post last week will know of my current love affair with all things green and yellow. Looking at all the photos on this blog will also reveal my deep seated obsession with pink and green. Call me fickle if you wish, but could you resist the colours of this chard I bought on Saturday morning? Beautiful, vibrant pink stems with deep foresty green leaves were just calling out to me from the veg stall - "forget the yellows, come back to us pinks, you know you want to!" Could you resist? Yellow may be seasonal but pink is for life! Besides which this chard tastes delicious and I'm looking forward to my risotto tonight...



Thanks to my family now for giving me such a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. We had a lazy day at home (not very lazy for M I admit, but nice and relaxed for me).



My daughters gave me bags of fudge which happen to be their favourites and these two beautiful green moleskine notebooks. I am now at the stage where when I'm at home alone (and often in company) I walk around muttering to myself, not cursing or ranting just general muttering - thinking aloud, trying to retain some of my ideas for new crafty things. The days of muttering are over, I shall now keep all my ideas in these books, jotting ideas down whenever they come so long as I can find the notebook and pen immediately - might have to resort to sewing them onto a piece of elastic and attaching it to my sleeve like those mittens my mum used to make me wear!



The sun has been shining a lot this weekend and these flowers Little Sister chose for me were just too pretty not to share. Yes she knows her mum too well. flirtations may come and go but the lure of pink never fails!

34 comments:

Vanessa said...

Were you and Emma contemplating world domination of the Lavender industry!

Sounds like a great Mothers day for you, its about time the hubbo's pulled there fingers out. Sad that it's only one day a year though!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

What lovely flowers and presents from the girls, you were very spoiled yesterday Kim, even if you didn't get to eat all the fudge! Have you ever tried to grow chard, it is really easy, if you do, try Rainbow Chard, for all the pretty coloured stems. I will come and visit your fantasy Lavender farm, what a lovely idea, I love seeing fields of lavender and sunflowers come to that, and I don't live a million miles from you. And about colour, it is so difficult to choose a favourite, I like pink too! x

April said...

It's true - pink is wonderful, so cheerful and girly. I am an unashamed pink fanatic - i even got married in pink, my kitchen is pink and anytime I see anything pink I have to have it. My blog is all pink as well! i'M SUCH A GIRL!!

driftwood said...

love the pinkness, hope the chard was delicious, thought is was rhubarb at first when I looked at the photo.
hope you have fun writing in your notebooks!

Garden girl said...

I love moleskine notebooks and yours are such pretty colours-what lovely presents they make!The scene with your flowers looks like it belongs in Country Living magazine! You have now inspired me to add Chard (or possibly Rainbow Chard,based on Louises advice!) at the allotment.x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful weekend! Happy Mother's Day, Kim! =)

Country Cottage Chic said...

So glad you have a notebook - we don't want you locked up with all that muttering do we? LOL!

sal said...

Beautiful tulips! I'm glad that your day was good.;-)

Cowboys & Custard said...

Where exactly is this Lavender farm to be Kim?
Please let me know when the grand opening is.. I will be there with my trug to fill with beautiful fragrant flowers..
Was the fudge by any chance made by Roskilly's in Cornwall.. ? A family empire that I have known for many years and make the most sublime fudge apart from other things..
Just wondered.

As always your photos are such a delight!

With love
Michelex

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, look at those beautiful flowers. Love all that pretty pink and green. Looks like you had a wonderful day!

She'sSewPretty said...

That is a beautiful photo! I love pink and green and robin's egg blue and red and...I am so fickle and my house reflects it.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Emma Herian said...

Oh my Kim, what have we started - I best get the Lavander seedlings started on the allotment. You go and find the strech of vast rolling hills and then we can meet up for another coffee or two to check on pogress!
I have just written about our little chat and about writing those little ideas down in a book - you have the perfect notebooks!
Glad you had a lovely mothers day, and yes lets do that walk!
X

mollycupcakes said...

What a lovely Mother's day, yummy fudge, beautiful gifts and flowers.
Well derseved honey, you sound to me like a fabulous mum x

Hugs.

Catherine x

Emma Herian said...

Yes, that IS the cupboard - I will have to do a post on that soon, with better pics!

Summer by the sea said...

The notebooks your daughters bought you are really lovely - hope you haven't finished off the fudge yet (says she who is sat scoffing a 'Lindor' Egg!) - I Don't think I have ever had chard - what does it compare to? - To be honest, at first glance I thought it was rhubarb - Natalie x

Shirl said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. That chard looks absolutely gorgeous. I am a new convert to pink and I absolutely adore it!

Isabelle said...

Ah, lavender - love it. We visit my aunt in Heacham in Norfolk and the lavender farm there... ahhhh.

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Kim, glad you had a good day yesterday, what lovely flowers you had, those colours look gorgeous together. Never eaten chard myself, but risotto sounds delicious.
Lucy x

French Knots said...

I love having a little notebook or journal to note things down in, quotes, thoughts, ideas for projects and lists. Saves my head exploding!

weirdbunny said...

Green and pink are my usual favourtie colous, but when spring arrives I love yellow and green !

Jennie said...

There is a gorgeous Lavender farm near where I live, they serve the most delicious lavender scones as well. I'm all for lavender farms!!
Gorgeous presents and tulips!
The pink and green look gorgeous together.

Nonnie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time with Emma. I'm going to have to have a trip down to Brighton some time and join in the fun! Love the pretty notebooks too. You can never have too many notebooks in my opinion. And the flowers are gorgeous. Spring really is on it's way isn't it?!

OhSoVintage said...

I seem to have missed some of your posts and you have been busy blogging. I particularly like the Mother's Day photo. Like you, I do seem to talk to myself rather a lot lately but at least I know someone is listening!!

Samantha said...

Love the notebooks. Pink and green are always such a lovely combination!

x

Curlew Country said...

A chinwag with a good old friend is one of the best things in the world I think.
Pink is where my heart lies too, lots of different shade but basically the shame and always with green.
Beautiful flowers, hyacinths and tulips - perfect.
Stephx

Heidi said...

Beautiful tulips and hyacinths! I am glad to hear you have been having some wonderful and cheerful days. It is great fun to actually meet up with fellow bloggers.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Lynda said...

Looks like you had a wonderful relaxing weekend, Kim! Happy Mother's Day! ~ Lynda xoxo

mountainear said...

Love your photographs and all those yummy colours - it's been like a holiday looking through your blog!

Linda said...

Hi Kim,
Glad to hear that you had a wonderful Mothers Day, we don't celebrate it here until May. The flowers and the corsage are just beautiful. I'm afraid that I can be just as fickle as you when it comes to colour, I just deceided long ago that every colour is my favourite if put in the right situation and suroundings.
Have a wonderful day.
Cheers Linda

Vintage Amethyst said...

MMmmm, I'm a pink & green lover!!!
I love those notebooks. A lavender farm, well just how lovely will that be!
Love Alison x

Tracy said...

Glad you had such great weekend, meeting your friend, and Mothering Sunday...Love your pink/green here, and that bouquet of spring blooms...I can almost smell the hyacinths! Happy Day ((HUGS))

julia said...

Where would we be without notebooks and lists? I have them everywhere and still forget anything important!
Loving all that pink and the chard looks delicious!
Julia x

Katherines Dream said...

You can move in on a tempory basis Kim anytime.
You must have had a great day with Emma......I love girlie get togethers - having one this Friday I hope!
That Chard looks very interesting I do not think that I have ever eaten any! What does it taste like?
Yep I nned those notebooks on lengths of elastic too....so much to remember these days! and it worries me that I forget things.
Your Motheres day sounded blissful too.
Have a lovely week Kim....
Hugs
Carol x

flyingstars said...

WoW....simply beautiful...love the combination of colours....have a wonderful time!